Re: Terrance Williams....a STEAL!
posted at 2/23/2013 6:44 AM EST
In response to Ortiz123's comment:
In response to bt33's comment:
keep in mind these are two players who have had some serious attitude issues in the past. at 25, t-will is a former #11 pick in 09 and he was in china this year - there's a reason for that. just like there's a reason why he's been on 6 teams in 4 years. the book on williams is he's an excellent passer, can defend some, and rebounds well for a 6 "6" guy. does not have a deveoped nba offensive game. he shoots 40% from the floor and 31% from 3.
jordan crawford, at 24, is another first rounder (2th in 2010) who was pouting and making a spectacle of himself at the end of the bench after having multiple run-ins with his coach Randy Wittman because he was upset at getting less time when john wall got back. washington wanted him out of town so much they were willing to get rid of him for a low level expiring contract, practically giving away a young player they had under their control. hope evreyone noticed crawford with a towel over his face tonight laughing after doc rivers blasted his team in the huddle. this is the same guy who once said he was going to be "better than Jordan," the same guy who consistently talked about "getting his shots" above all else. he also shoots 40% from the floor and under 30% from 3. those are not the number sof good shooter. everyone knows crawford can score, but he shoots a low percentage from the floor, his shot selection is highly suspect, he gets out of control, and is allergic to playing d.
before annointing either of these two might want to see them play a half dozen games and against better competition than the horrible phoneix suns, who put up very little resistance against a mediocre celtics team missing garnett.
with all that said, have to be impressed with t-will's vision. really distributed the ball well. here's always room on the court for guys like that, especially if they play hard. crawford will always score, but he will only play consistent minutes here if he defends and plays wthin the offense, and both of those things are still very much open to question. if one of these guys is here next year in a ninth or tenth man role it'll be a real plus as these are scrap heap pick-ups. if both wind up here in the rotation next year it'll be somthing of a minor miracle.
Agreed.. In time these things will get sorted out. Tonight was easy. There will be nights when the shots will not fall and the passes will get intercepted. Then, we will know the "real" person behind those players. Kg and PP will not allow these guys to return to their immature ways. Its amazing that some guys have to take the long road to realize their potential. This was in full display tonight with Beasly of the Suns walking to the dressing room from the bench. Let's hope these guys have learned their lessons, and realize they are part of a team and fall in accordingly. If not, China awaits!
Like they kept Rondo from it?
Id hold judgment out of the 2 newcomers... one game against a team of sissys isnt much to get excited about. One thing for sure, if they stink the next game, posters will be ripping these 2 guys.
I never like taking on head cases except in the case of the Oakland Raiders back in the 70s-80s.. Doc cant even handle normal players unless they're HOF'rs that he lets do what they want.